Halloween costumes are a commitment of time and money — two things that we don’t all have an abundance of. However,there is a way to get two birds with one stone out of the upcoming festivities. If you choose the right costume, you can repurpose pieces of it for real-life wear, long after Halloween is over — saving you time and making an investment in your wardrobe. Ahead, we compiled five items that are commonly used in Halloween costumes, and we’ll show you to wear them way beyond October 31.
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Creeping the hallways of the theater or looking for a neck to suck some blood out of? Then you'll need a cape! Lucky for you, capes are also on trend for fall, so you'll get to keep part of your character all winter long. Pair your cape with cropped, flared pants, and boots, and add a turtleneck for some extra warmth.
Playing Pretty Woman à la Julia Roberts? Or perhaps a fish caught in a net? Most people tend to stay away from fishnet tights, as they can be too racy for everyday wear. But there is a cool and unique way to wear them to the office and to brunch without looking like they’re left over from the night before: under slacks with pumps instead of socks — it adds texture and a new dimension to your look. Stick with clean and sleek pieces for the rest of your look.
Whether you're going as an aristocratic zombie or an old Hollywood glamour star, you won't want to throw those opera-length gloves away. Add some panache to your life and save them for an evening out! Wear them with a slinky slip dress or jumpsuit — paired with faux fur for the chilly nights and accessorized to the nines, of course.
Planning to sail the seas this weekend as a sailor? Well, the only boat you'll be steering is the "save cash money" boat, since a striped jumper is both the perfect last-minute costume and a wardrobe staple. This fall, try wearing it with overalls and trendy velvet boots for a charmingly garçon look.
Creating love potions for your S.O. prospects, or poison for your exes? Do it in thigh-high boots — not only do they make the perfect addition to a super witch costume; they're on trend for fall! You'll be riding your broom all winter long in these sleek babies. For everyday wear, pair them with a skirt and a jumper for warmth. Add a bomber for a cool downtown look.